What Does Popeyes’ $43M Fried Chicken Recipe Say About Your Intellectual Property?

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Popeyes Louisiana Chicken finally owns its recipes for chicken and biscuits. According to a recent bizjournals article, Popeyes paid the family of its founder, Al Copeland, $43 million for the copyright to the core recipes for its famously spicy food. Previously, the company had been paying $3.1 million in royalties to the family each year. The company will still continue to pay royalties to the Copeland family for the sauces.

Apple Takes Another Bite Out of SamsungJudge Orders Additional $290 Million in Damages

Apple and Samsung continue to litigate allegations of patent infringement in the United States and in international courts as well. In the United States, the momentum seems to have shifted recently in Apple’s favor. Both companies recently convinced the U.S. International Trade Commission that the other company had infringed the other’s patents, leading to bans of …Read More